How much is this beret worth to a Frenchman?
Published: 31 Jan 2013 10:58 GMT+01:00
- Tortoiseshell eyewear artisans look to diversify (06 Dec 12)
- Paris fashion house hires hot New York designer (03 Dec 12)
- Limousin craftsmen look to export their wares (30 Oct 12)
The ‘Origine’ workshop in Anglet, in the south-western French department of Pyrénées-Atlantique, lists a ‘beret bijou’ among its sparkling wares.
The suggested price for the single black headpiece? An eye-watering €8,900
Look a little closer, though, and it all starts to make sense. Clipped neatly through a hole in the top of the hat is a pin – studded with 188 white gold diamonds.
As expensive as a car or a trip round the world, but a priceless French tradition all the same. Any takers?